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UEV 490 Conqueror Australia’s Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

An off road camping trailer can be used for just about any adventure you can think of.


It’s the perfect vehicle add-on to conquer the terrain around you.

The model I’ll be showing you here is the UEV 490 Conqueror Australia.

It’s a breed between an off-road teardrop trailer and a pop-up camper.

And it’s loaded with features like:

  • Flat screen television
  • Dining table that converts to bed
  • Pop up roof so you can stand
  • An extra bed that folds out the front

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

In addition to all of that, it features much, much more…

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

  • Independent suspension
  • Large water tanks
  • Electric brakes
  • Quick set up and pack up time

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

The 490 model is the largest Urban Escape Vehicle that the company offers.

It weighs approximately 2,976 lbs and is built similar to the way an aircraft is.

That means it’s air tight and can handle constant rough terrain without issues.

The camper even has a diesel hot water system, refrigerator, and kitchen.

Storage is perfectly designed so that your stuff doesn’t bounce around everywhere as you’re on the go.


UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

Great idea (above) if you’re building your own tiny house, too.

This way if you tow your house, your things are already secured.

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

You can read the full specs for the 490 right here.

Most of the facilities are able to be used from the outside like the kitchen (check this one out too), bathroom, fridge, utensils, bar, and other storage.

But if the weather is bad, most of these features can be accessed from the inside as well.

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia’s Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer Video Tour

Length: 5:03

UEV 490 Conqueror Australia's Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer

Photos Courtesy of Camper Australia

What do you like best about the UEV 490 Conqueror Australia besides it’s starting price of approximately $58,000?

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  • Warp March 8, 2012, 10:30 am

    Well this looks easyer to put up for the night unlike the one my Dad has we were lucky to get it balanced right Lol !

  • Carl in SC March 8, 2012, 5:12 pm

    I have looked at this UEV 490 and other Australian RVs online and have been highly impressed with the many features and the durability of them. It is amazing that this camper has so many kitchen items to be used in or outside the cammper. I’ve never seen any of these Australian campers in the eastern US but would like to.

  • BigWarpGuy March 8, 2012, 8:30 pm

    That is what I call ‘off roading in style’. πŸ™‚ That is really neat looking.

  • Jan Dregalla March 11, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Amazingly well planned. Love it.

  • Chris L August 20, 2012, 2:58 pm

    This is awesome! I have been looking for something like this for a little while now. I came across this in a search, do you know off the top of your head if anything like this is available in the US? Thanks in advance.

    • MB June 30, 2013, 10:09 pm

      Closest I’ve seen is Adventure Trailers in the US, and they’re not really the same sort of thing.
      I hope someone does something like this here!

  • Lynnette D. Fox February 28, 2013, 5:42 am

    Thank you so much for this very informative post. I really find it very useful because there are so many off road campers nowadays and it seems very hard for people like me to find the best one. Sharing us this information can greatly help me as well as other people out there. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Troy September 6, 2013, 10:31 pm

    Hey, this is the first time I’ve posted a comment on here. I normally love getting ideas for my own tiny house plans from you but I think you went off the deep end here. $58,000 for a trailer?!? Just my opinion but that is insane! How about an over-priced-piece-of-plastic Mercedes to pull it with. Anyway, I love your blog and look forward to each newsletter. Thnx!

    • rpdii_cdn July 23, 2014, 3:31 pm

      I understand your resistance, Troy, and I largely share it. But I DO think it’s always useful to see new strategies for making the most of a small space, regardless of the price of that space.

      I don’t think for a moment that Alex is recommending we throw away our ideas for a frugal and sustainable tiny home in favour of us all getting this Australian testosterone-laced caravan. πŸ™‚

    • Paul July 23, 2014, 10:54 pm

      Just remember, Australia has some of the most inhospitable environments around on the planet. Most of the country is desert. Like, no water! This is a combo adventure/survival vehicle. It’s built like the proverbial brick sh*t house.

      For those who haven’t looked yet, below are the specs for this vehicle, which btw is NOT their top of the line offering, and given what you get I don’t think the price is over the top. After all, what price do you put on your life and health?:

      UEV-490

      Suspension
      Fully patented independent trailing arm suspension with coil springs and Tough Dog shock absorbers
      Suspension travel/ride can be configured for maximum performance for on & off-road conditions
      Rear legs are an integral part in caravan design (no loose jacks or handles)
      12 inch off-road electric drum brakes plus emergency spare hub/stub axle bolted to rear of Caravan
      Various wheel offsets, stud patterns and tyre sizes available to suit tow vehicle

      Body Construction
      Body strength ensured by skeletal construction with cladding which minimizes weight
      All body parts are CNC manufactured ensuring easy interchangeability of parts
      All openings are furnished with automotive industry door seals
      External fan & Uni filter to pressurise interior of Caravan to help prevent dust intake
      All parts are electro galvanized and epoxy coated and Chassis beams are hot dipped galvanized
      No wood, fiberglass or other degradable materials are used in our construction which eliminates wood rot, paint cracking and fatigue caused by off-road conditions
      TARE/real life tow weight of 1350kg (incl. 285/75 R16 tyres, full awnings & poles, canvas, full kitchen with cutlery & crockery, dual batteries) *Many manufactures TARE weights do not include equipment such as this

      Layout and Unique Features
      2x larger than standard double beds, 1x double bed and 1x single or 3x single bed options
      Hassle-free fold out tent in front of Caravan larger than normal double bed
      140lt poly ethylene water tanks with low centre of gravity but located out of harm’s way in off-road conditions (more water storage available depending configuration)
      All furniture and cupboards manufactured from aluminum with canvas fabric doors
      Designated space for all equipment accessories and utensils provided
      Large nosecone with room for pressurised pump, diesel hot water system and other camping equipment
      Interior was designed for maximum space for ample headroom and large beds
      Designated mountings for 2 x jerry cans, 2 x gas bottles, spare wheel & hub, axe, spade etc
      Rear mounted carrier for items like fire wood, tent, high lift jack etc
      Designated fixed pouches for all tents, awnings, ropes and poles
      Tent design streamlined with a minimum amount of poles and ropes
      Canvas manufactured from heavy duty lightweight Australian canvas
      Modular design provides for a large number of configurations
      Ample provision made for ventilation and visibility from inside
      A variety of different stone guard protection nets are available
      Intelligent powerpack and C-tek charging system

      Kitchen
      74L or 90L stainless steel fridge/freezer combo with individual controls- easily accessible
      Hot and cold water available thanks to diesel hot water system
      Massive awning that covers the whole kitchen area and entry ways on both sides
      Huge kitchen/groceries cupboard and work surface on outside plus reachable from inside as well
      Modular slide out units for kitchen, bathroom, fridge, stove and storage shelves

      Bathroom
      Located in opposite side to kitchen for privacy
      Designated shower and tent with sides
      Hot and cold water available at wash basin and shower

      Outside living

      All facilities in the caravan, kitchen, bathroom, fridge, cooking utensils, stove, bar and storage compartments are accessed from outside of the caravan for real outdoor living. In adverse conditions most of these facilities can be accessed from inside of caravan as well.

  • Tammy July 11, 2014, 1:14 pm

    Yes, these are pricey, but I’d pay an awful lot for the franchise rights to sell these babies in the US! It won’t be long before we start to see these state side.

  • Jason August 16, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Already few in california! Paid less than 50k us with import fees.

    Also there is another company in u.s that sells similar trailers with bullet proof upgrades.

    60K isnt bad since a new airstream trailer can cost that and not even able to go off road like the AU trailers.

  • Jason August 16, 2014, 2:55 pm

    Already few in california! Paid less than 50k us with import fees.

    Also there is another company in u.s that sells similar trailers with bullet proof upgrades. My friend has a tumble home and its already falling apart and he only moves it four times a year and paid 60k plus for it.

    60K isnt bad since a new airstream trailer can cost that and not even able to go off road like the AU trailers.

    Alot of tiny homes wont last as long as these trailers.

  • Wayne August 18, 2014, 4:42 pm

    These are actually from South Africa being sold in Australia.

  • DJarrett December 4, 2014, 5:47 pm

    I have one of these for sale in the US:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/130758-2010-Conqueror-Commander-Only-One-in-the-US

    PS: This is the ONLY Conqueror Commander in the US. There are no other nor no UEV 490’s here.

  • Phil March 12, 2015, 10:54 am

    One could travel the world in this let alone Texas ( where I am), what is the pull weight/ tongue weight what is the recommended tow vehicle (SUV/ pick up/x over)?

  • Guy Tansey March 15, 2015, 2:33 pm

    That’s the Australian price including gst, take 10% off that

    • Glynn August 11, 2015, 8:44 am

      I’m looking at buying a 2014 model UEV490 in Australia priced at AUD$60k. They are 4.9mtrs tow length. I went to the Conqueror Australia workshop/showroom recently and the 2015 model is AUD$79k including air conditioning and microwave. I know it’s expensive but compared to its competitors not so. A Complete campsite hybrid 5.4mtrs tow length is AUD$82k.

  • Terry C April 17, 2015, 3:59 pm

    For those interested in such things, I am developing a design for a line of trailers with similar capabilities for various size vehicles. They can be customized or loaded up with available options that rival the Conqueror line. I have studied the South African and Australian trailers and all the features they offer to develop my brand. It is still in the design phase, but I will be putting it out there soon. Not a tiny house, but more of an adventure seekers home away from home.

  • Mark April 28, 2015, 5:12 pm

    Looks like a well designed and built range of off road campers to suit off road Aussie conditions .. There’s lots of camper trailer and caravan manufacturers in Aus and there are lots of different types of terrain .. Australia is roughly the same size as the USA and we’ve got massive amounts of space that doesn’t need off road equipment to get to and lots of places that do .. We’ve got something for everyone here .. 😎

  • CathyAnn April 28, 2015, 6:54 pm

    I’m very impressed at how rugged it is. Great for those who like to camp waaayyyyy off of the beaten path. I remember as a teenager going camping with my family in the Sierras. The road we had to drive to get to our destination was what I would call “graded boulders.” This trailer would be perfect to get to places like that.

  • Michael Rooney July 16, 2015, 6:28 pm

    Hi love it can you get them in UK if not how much to import me one

  • Sheri July 29, 2015, 12:45 pm

    Please send info.
    I live in Las Vegas.
    31 Jul 2015
    Looking to buy used or new.

  • Amanda Appelgryn August 20, 2016, 1:02 am

    I am pleased to say we own an conqueror, and we have done many tough trips in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and it never let us down. Very well planned caravan.

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